2ND CALL FOR PAPERS – The Human Place in the Natural World

Creatureliness, and Creativity:
The Human Place in the Natural World 

Water ofthe Holy TrinityThe Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology’s 2012 conference takes today’s ecological crises as its point of departure. We invite theological and philosophical contributions informed by continental traditions such as phenomenology, hermeneutics, eco-feminism, post-structuralism, post-colonial studies, deconstruction, and social and deep ecology that help us understand and implement a sustainable future together. Authors may submit papers that address ecological issues head on, as well as those that tackle philosophical and theological themes that underlie these issues.

Keynote Speakers include:

  • Bruce Foltz (Eckerd College)
  • Janet Martin Soskice (Cambridge University)
  • Norman Wirzba (Duke Divinity School


January 15th, 2012

Submission Procedure:


Only complete papers with a maximum of 3,000 words will be accepted. Papers should be prepared for blind review and sent to Bruce Ellis Benson.

Conference Date & Location:

April 20-22, 2012. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles


The Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology

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Creation, Creatureliness, and Creativity: The Human Place in the Natural World

CALL FOR PAPERS – Philosophy and the Environment

2nd CFP: Perspectives International Journal of Philosophy, 2012 Issue

Perspectives: International Postgraduate Journal of Philosophy is a
peer-reviewed annual publication operating out of the School of Philosophy at UCD, Ireland. Perspectives features articles, book reviews and interviews by postgraduate students and recent graduates encompassing a broad range of current issues in philosophy and its related disciplines.

The theme of the 2012 issue of Perspectives is ‘Philosophy and the
Environment’. We are seeking articles that reflect current research on philosophy and the natural environment. We welcome submissions from both the analytic and continental traditions in philosophy. We equally welcome submissions from related disciplines (including the human and natural sciences, literature, art history, culture studies, animal studies and other fields) seeking to explore the philosophical dimensions of recent research on environmental themes.

Topics addressed many include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Animal Ethics
  • Animal Philosophy
  • Animal Rights
  • Deep Ecology
  • Ecophilosophy
  • Embodiment and Nature
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Feminism and the Environment
  • Humanism, Posthumanism, Transhumanism and the Environment
  • Philosophy and Animal Studies
  • Philosophy and Biodiversity
  • Philosophy and Conservation
  • Philosophy and Ecocriticism
  • Philosophy and Evolution
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Philosophy of Ecology
  • Philosophy of Literature and the Environment
  • Political Philosophy and Nature
  • Religion, Philosophy and Nature
  • The Animal Other
  • The Animal Question

Submissions should be between 5000-7000 words. Please include a brief
abstract (120 words) with keywords. Also include a brief biography for the
contributor’s page, should your paper be accepted. Make sure to include all relevant contact information, including a permanent e-mail address.

Click here for article criteria and style guide.

Contributors are asked to email their submissions to perspectives@ucd.ie.

WEBSITE – Alliance of Religions & Conservation (ARC)

Saint Francis of Assisi statue with the logo "Green Spirit" overheadAlliance of Religions & Conservation (ARC)

ARC helps the major religions of the world to develop their own environmental programmes, based on their own core teachings, beliefs and practices.  ARC was founded in 1995 by HRH Prince Philip. It now works with 11 major faiths through the key traditions within each faith.

See also Matthew McDermott’s latest piece, “Stewardship Over Creation: Christianity & The Environment.”